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Average Cd4 Count After Diagnosis

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High CD4% yet average or low CD4 count?

Hiya-When I was diagnosed poz six years ago, I had a CD4 at 250 but CD4% at 32. Since then, I've had great reaction to my meds and I've peaked at CD4 790 (but back to 550 recently). However, my CD4% keeps climbing. I'm at CD4%=49...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Not sure I can give you a good explanation, but we certainly see this. You don't indicate what your CD8 count/percent has been or is now. Although an increase in CD8 count is usually what is seen with HIV infection, we are now understanding... Read more »

CD4 Count V. CD4% Count (ABSOLUTE CD4 COUNT VERSUS CD4%, 2010) (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2010)

Hi,I was diagnosed with HIV around 15 months ago. Since then my health has been good (especially in... Read more »

CD4 counts vs CD4 percentage (ABSOLUTE CD4 COUNT VERSUS CD4%, 2008)

Dr. Frascino, I am a little new to dealing with HIV. I was diagnosed about 9 months ago. I was... Read more »
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Low CD4 Count Increases Risk of Heart Attack in HIV-Positive Individuals

HIV-positive individuals who have reached a CD4 count of 200 or less have a 74% higher chance of suffering a myocardial infarction, the major manifestation of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This finding suggests diagnosis and treatment of HIV should... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Antiretroviral Treatment Breaks Limit CD4 Count Gains and Raise Death Risk

An 8-year study of almost 2500 people in a Swiss HIVgroup found that people who interrupted antiretroviraltherapy gained fewer CD4 cells and ran a higherrisk of new AIDS diseases and death than people whotook their antiretrovirals regularly. 1 ... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Answering the AIDS Denialists: CD4 (T-Cell) Counts, and Viral Load

The self-styled "AIDS dissidents," groups and individuals advocating the view that HIV does not cause AIDS, and often urging people with HIV to reject medical care, have raised their profile in recent months, ratcheting up their advocacy in the U.S.... Read more »
Project Inform

Some AIDS-Defining Conditions Now Diagnosed at Higher CD4s

A poster at the joint 2008 ICAAC/IDSA meeting in Washington, DC presented data from the US HOPS study (1994-2006) that showed HAART and preventive therapies have greatly reduced and stabilized the rates of AIDS-defining opportunistic conditions... Read more »
Connect With Others

HELP !! CD4 170 AIDS DIAGNOSIS-- IS THIS THE END?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I have been positive and healthy on no meds for the last 8 years. Now my cd4 count which was about 600 is down to 170 and my once undetectable viral load is now detectable. What's the average timeframe a person survives after an AIDS diagnosis ? I... Read more »

Gonorrhea Affecting CD4 & Viral Load Count

Posted by jjdietz, 3 Replies
Hello,

I was diagnosed with gonorrhea last Saturday. I was given a shot and I'm taking medication. I'm feeling alot better, but I have to finish my medication for another week.

As of April, 2012, my CD4 count was over 2,000 and my viral load was less... Read more »

New Diagnosis Started Atripla- What is the expected rise in CD4 count?

Posted by live_life80, 4 Replies
Hey everyone,

I am new to the boards and being HIV positive. I will tell you a little bit about myself. I am a 25 year old gay male and was infected about 9 months ago and diagnosed 3 months ago. I feel lucky that I caught it so soon, but it has been... Read more »

cd4 count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
is there any way of getting around having an hiv test? like could i just have my doctor test my cd4 count instead. would you be able to tell from that whether or not it seemed like i needed to be tested? Read more »